NEW YORK (WABC) -- One of the newest members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has an interest beyond music and Bernie Taupin wants to be known for his artwork as well as for the many hits he composed with Elton John.
Taupin writes the words Sir Elton then sets to music and the superstar inducted the lyricist into the Hall a week ago.
But in SoHo last week, a new exhibition of Taupin's paintings brought out buyers who spent tens of thousands of dollars for each one of Taupin's works.
It doesn't cost anything to go to the Chase Contemporary Gallery and look at this exhibition which is called "Ragged Glory".
"This is far more my day job than the songwriting because I only write songs when we're going to make an album. Back in the early days in the early, early '70s we were writing all the time, but now I only write songs or collaborate on sings with Elton when we're going to actually make a record," Taupin said.
The great lyricist-turned-artist Taupin's show at Chase Contemporary is up through November 19.